Tim Bryant of WGAU Athens is a friend of Peach Pundit, and a Facebook friend of mine. Tim doesn’t endorse candidates. But a Jody Hice robocall seems to indicate otherwise. As such, Tim has taken to Facebook to make it clear that he doesn’t do endorsements, and that he’s not too pleased with the Hice campaign implying otherwise:
Some of you are getting robocalls for the Jody Hice for Congress campaign, calls which feature my voice. Let me be clear: I am NOT endorsing Jody Hice. Nor, for that matter, am I endorsing Mike Collins. I do not endorse. I am sorry for those of you who are being subjected to those calls; I prefer that listeners seek out my voice rather than have it thrust upon them. I had nothing to do with it, and I will now explore options (if there are any) for making it stop.
Jody Hice is a Baptist minister being marketed as the “true Christian” candidate. For those buying into this meme, please help me understand how deceit falls into your biblical philosophy.
In the mean time, Tim has followed up saying he’s been advised by the Hice campaign that they will stop making these calls.
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The robocall that was sent out by the Hice campaign:
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Jody Hice appeared on Tim Bryant’s program Monday morning to discuss the robocall and the mailer that was the origin of the controversy.
In addition to Bryant’s accepting the 10th District candidate’s apology, Hice disclaimed any responsibility for the mailer that was apparently mailed to some Democrats in the 10th district. While saying he had no idea who did the mailer, he also indicated the campaign was taking it seriously, going so far as requesting a list of voters who pulled Democratic ballots in the Primary and retaining legal counsel.
You can listen to the conversation between Tim Bryant and Jody Hice below.